Beaches Around Savannah

Savannah has so much to offer those who decide to call this beautiful city home. In addition to stunning historical homes and luxury homes for sale. Savannah has a vivid arts and culture community, fabulous nightlife and enough historical areas to keep any enthusiast busy.

It is also perfectly located near some of the best beaches in the Southeast. Many of these beaches are “locals” beaches. This distinction ensures that the beaches are never overcrowded and have something genuine to offer visitors. If going to the beach is a preferred vacation day, you will love the beaches located near Savannah.

Tybee Island Beach

Tybee Island Beach (Photo Credit –

Tybee Island – Georgia

Located only 20 miles from downtown Savannah, Tybee Island is a barrier island that has a large and pristine beach area. You can explore the lighthouse, or just enjoy the water. Seafood enthusiasts will love the restaurants on this small island which are well known for serving superior food.

St. Simons Island – Georgia

Located about an hour away from Savannah is an area known as Georgia’s Golden Isles. This area consists of St. Simon’s Island and Jekyll Island, as well as the town of Brunswick. These gorgeous barrier islands have magnificent beach areas, state park areas to enjoy and historical points of interest. There are also many restaurants and shops to enjoy in this area after a day at the beach. The map of St Simons Island is full of points of interest along the beach.

Sunset on the beach Hunting Island State Park

Hunting Island State Park (Photo Credit – South Carolina Parks Website)

Hunting Island State Park – South Carolina

Hunting Island is a 5,000 acre barrier island that has a great beach and park area. For those looking to do more than sunbathe and swim, the park area has several trails that explore the interior of the island as well as several other activities to enjoy. Located only 1.5 hours from Savannah, this is a very enjoyable day trip for people of all ages who love to be in the outdoors.

Hilton Head – South Carolina

Hilton Head is a gorgeous barrier island that is very similar to Tybee Island, but larger. The island has several resorts located on the beach, but beach access is not restricted. Beaches are accessible on all sides of the island, so for a more secluded beach area simply drive to either end of the island. Mitchelville Beach, located at the end of the island, is a great place to go hiking and kayaking as well.

Folly Beach – South Carolina

Located right outside of Charleston, Folly Beach is a very popular destination. If you are looking for a quiet beach on Folly Island, travel to the ends of the island. The main beach at the center of the island is often very crowded during peak days in the summer and during the summer holidays.

Fernandina Beach Sunset

Sunset at Fernandina Beach (Photo Credit:

Fernandina Beach – Florida

Two hours south of Savannah and just across the state line is Fernandina Beach. This quiet area has 13 miles of beach to enjoy. The area has been developed a bit, so there are also a lot of shops and restaurants to enjoy. If you are looking for a more secluded area, drive another couple of miles south to Amelia Island. Amelia Island and Cinch State Parks have great beaches and recreation areas to enjoy with half the amount of visitors.  

Living in Savannah offers more than just traditional southern culture, gorgeous homes, and a fantastic history like no other.  Come dip your toes in the warm Atlantic waters and consider making Savannah your home. For more information about buying a home in Savanah or getting ready to sell your Savannah home, contact the Heather Murphy Group today!